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Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “Does adultery affect who gets custody?”

A partner’s addiction or problem with alcohol or drugs can put a significant strain on your relationship. In fact, addiction issues are one of the most common reasons for divorce. When marriage involves children, either parent’s substance abuse or addiction can have a detrimental effect on children.

Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “What are my custody rights if the other parent moves?”

While some divorced and separated parents can agree on various issues surrounding child custody, many couples struggle with finding middle ground. When parents cannot reach a consensus regarding custody issues, they may need help from a neutral third party.

Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “What can I do to gain custody of my child in North Carolina?”

In recent years, an increasing number of couples have opted for mediation and other alternative means of dispute resolution. While North Carolina courts recognize agreements regarding child custody without requiring parents to participate in the costly and emotionally-draining divorce litigation process, a court may invalidate or override such agreements if they are not in the child’s best interest.

Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “How does custody work if one parent moves internationally?”

Relocating following a divorce is always a tough decision. However, moving out of state or country with a child or children after a divorce is even more difficult and complicated from both a legal and emotional perspective.

Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “What are my custody rights if the other parent moves?”

When parents get divorced or separated, the court issues a child custody order that puts the custody arrangement in writing. However, child custody orders are not necessarily permanent. In North Carolina, a judge has jurisdiction to modify a custody order at any point until the child reaches the age of majority.

Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “What rules are there for Father’s Right in NC?”

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper signed the Uniform Collaborative Law Act – also known as HB 32 – into law on July 1, 2020. The new law enacted the Uniform Collaborative Law Act and has finally codified the statutory provisions to regulate the collaborative law process in North Carolina. But how can it benefit your divorce case in North Carolina?

Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “How much does it cost to get divorced, and how does the billing process work?”

If you are going through a divorce in North Carolina, you are probably wondering how much the process will cost. According to a 2020 study by 24/7 Wall St., the average cost of divorce with children in North Carolina was $19,700 (or $13,100 for childless divorces).

Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “Can you guarantee I will get the resolution I want?”

If you and your spouse are capable of reasonable negotiations after deciding to end your marriage, mediation may be the best option to help you finalize your divorce faster and avoid a long, expensive, and adversarial trial process in North Carolina.

Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “What are my custody rights if the other parent moves?”

Not all child custody cases proceed to court. In North Carolina, divorced or separated parents have the option to work out a parenting plan among themselves. Your parenting plan should outline a detailed schedule for timesharing and set forth the parents’ responsibilities and duties.

Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “What are my custody rights if the other parent moves?”

For many parents who are going through a divorce, child custody becomes their top priority. In fact, many parents do not care that much about alimony and property distribution as they do about custody.

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